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    So, one of my friends said to me: "I don't know whether I'm depressed because I'm tired or I'm tired because I'm depressed." Then another friend said almost the exact same thing to me a few weeks later.

    That got me thinking, and I realized that I usually describe my physical state (tiredness, well-restedness, etc.) in terms of moods/emotions. On the other hand, I know a lot of people who tend to reduce their moods to physical states ("oh, I just need some sleep...")

    So I'm curious: do you see your moods in terms of physical states or your physical states in terms of moods? Lets see if there's any trends.
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    I think I do this too.. or maybe not say it exactly, but it's definitely how I feel. When I'm tired, I feel like utter crap and I do think to myself... 'hey, I'm depressed." I just hate not feeling physically up to shape, it literally ruins everything else. Very small things concern me and bother me, bodily sensations I mean.

    Also, if you're tired.. that in itself could cause anxiety, depression, etc. Lack of sleep is never a good thing. And of course vice versa.


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    Moods might influence physical state. Physical state does not control moods.

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    Yeah, I was gonna say... Hunger for me is the leading cause of being pissed off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    That's not true at all. Of course physical states influence or even drive moods. Try being happy or enthusiastic when you're dog-tired and your eyes are about to close. And don't you feel bad when you've been cooped up not doing anything for awhile? And, I don't know about anyone else, but I get VERY grumpy when I'm hungry.
    I agree with Diana. Physical states totally drive moods for me. Much more so than the other way around. I can pick up my mood simply by going for a walk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by discojoe View Post
    Yeah, I was gonna say... Hunger for me is the leading cause of being pissed off.
    my husband is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Moods might influence physical state. Physical state does not control moods.
    Yeah, same.

    Try being happy or enthusiastic when you're dog-tired and your eyes are about to close
    I can totally feel happy or enthusiastic when really tired, although I will not externally show it of course.
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